OHIO STATUTES OF LIMITATION
Professional Malpractice: In Medical malpractice actions, the plaintiff must provide notice to the defendants within one year of the act or omission giving rise to the injury. The lawsuit may be filed 180 days after notice is given, and service of the notice tolls the statute of limitations by 180 days. Medical malpractice actions based upon the presence of a foreign object inside the body must be filed within one year of the date the object is, or should have been, discovered, and may not be filed more than four years after the act resulting in the presence of the foreign object regardless of when the object is discovered.
Personal Injury: 2 years for actions involving bodily injury; otherwise 1 year.
Fraud: 4 years.
Libel / Slander / Defamation: 1 year.
Injury to Personal Property: 2 years.
Product Liability: 2 years.
Contracts: Written, 15 years; Oral, 6 years; Sales Contract, 4 years.